May 16, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 16, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 16, 2011

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Exchanging virus samples for vaccine access

May 16, 2011
The World Health Organization will meet today to discuss a treaty that will increase access of essential vaccines to developing countries in exchange for important tissue samples.

NBC tries to get over the 4th place hump

May 16, 2011
Upfronts, the all-important TV ad-buying event, begin for NBC today. The network is currently sitting in 4th place in ratings.

New survey questions the value of college

May 16, 2011
As college tuition -- and student debt -- keep rising, more people are asking whether it's worth the cost. The Pew Research Center put that question to the public in a new survey.

Fracking employs plenty of lawyers

May 16, 2011
The U.S. natural gas boom is paving the way for another kind of all-American boom: litigation. Lawyers are lining up clients in states from Pennsylvania to Colorado.

IMF head expected to be arraigned

May 16, 2011
International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is expected to be arraigned in New York this morning on charges that he sexually assaulted a maid over the weekend. What will that mean for bailout negotiations in Europe?

Deadline to raise debt ceiling today

May 16, 2011
With the U.S. government reaching its legal borrowing limit on today, Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan explains what an impact that could have on Americans.

Potential change in IMF leadership could impact global economics

May 16, 2011
The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is expected to be arraigned in New York this morning. Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist, explains how a change in leadership could affect the European bailouts, and who could be…

Treasury strives to avoid U.S. debt default

May 16, 2011
As the default deadline looms ahead in early August, the U.S. Treasury is moving money around in federal accounts to keep paying bills.

NASDAQ bows out of bid for NYSE, clearing way for Deutsche Boerse

May 16, 2011
Deutsche Boerse became the front runner to buy the New York Stock Exchange today after NASDAQ withdrew their bid, citing antitrust concerns.

Global finance community prepares for a potential shift at the IMF

May 16, 2011
In light of Dominique Straus-Kahn's weekend arrest, many economic leaders are discussing what's next for the eurozone if there's a leadership change at the IMF.

U.S. dips into pension funds as it hits debt limit

May 16, 2011
The U.S. Treasury is tapping into federal pension funds to free up borrowing capacity as the nation hits the $14.3 trillion legal debt limit. Washington Post's Ezra Klein explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC